From the perspective of the Broadband Residential Laboratory built by Georgia Tech last year, these “stereo piping tricks of ‘smart’ homes [are] just a starting point” (Gibbs). The examples mentioned here are among the most basic and least radical in the field known as ubiquitous computing, or ubicomp. First articulated in the late 80s by […]

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However, the spirit of the investigation is rather traditional in a typically British manner, steering clear of all encompassing theses and grand narratives. Like Sutcliffe’s description of Scarlatti’s style (borrowed from Bakhtinian terminology), it exhibits heteroglossia the practice of mixing different forms or levels of discourse. One of its most original and attractive features is […]

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